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Patrick Leung directed this bloody Hong Kong thriller about a nameless hitwoman (Jacqueline Wu) who, for reasons not entirely clear and never fully developed, has a lower than average body temperature. She is cold-blooded in other ways as well, assassinating her targets with steely detachment and having only two real acquaintances: the Cambodian woman who gives her killing assignments and money, and the street vendor Long Shek (Lau Ching-wan), at whose stand she habitually relaxes after successful hits with a bowl of noodles. Long Shek dubs her Pretty Ghost, and the two gradually become something like friends. Pretty Ghost ends up traveling to South Korea to assassinate a local gangland kingpin, a job she decides will be her last. Unfortunately, the dead man's bodyguard, Yichin (Han Sang-woo), is out for revenge and comes after Pretty Ghost, and she is quickly betrayed by her Cambodian boss. Violent as it may be, the film also spends a good deal of time exploring Pretty Ghost's character, and her slow change from icy killing machine to humanized woman is well handled by Wu and screenwriter Szeto Wai-cheuk. Shirley Wong and Cheung Sung-kei co-star. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast

Lau Ching-Wan
as Shek Tak-long
Wu Chien-lien
as Hui Lai-fan

Crew

Patrick Leung
Director
Johnny To
Producer
Roy Szeto
Screenwriter
Arthur Wong
Cinematographer
Bruce Yu
Art Director
Catherine Chan
Associate Producer
Johnny To
Executive Producer
Eddy Yeung
First Assistant Director
Rosanna Ng
First Assistant Director
Richard Hung
Martial Arts Instructor/Coordinator
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